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May 2021 2nd edition

Sundowns to take on the world’s best clubs

Written by Albert Pule

Sports, arts and culture

Following the win over Egyptian giants Zamalek, Mamelodi Sundowns will compete against the best clubs in the world.

Sundowns won the Confederations of African Football (CAF) Champions League and will represent South Africa at the FIFA Club World Cup to be played in Japan next month.

The games will be played in Osaka and Yokohama from 8 December - 18 December.

Mamelodi Sundowns is the first South African team to play in the FIFA Club World Cup and the second to win the continental championship after Orlando Pirates won the competition in 1995.

The FIFA Club World Cup is a competition for clubs that won their continental competitions.

Sundowns will compete against Real Madrid (Spain) representing Europe, the winner of the Japanese League representing Asia, Atletico Nacional (Colombia) representing South America, Club America (Mexico) representing North America, Mexico and Carribean Islands, and Auckland City representing New Zealand, and the winner of the Asian Football Confe- deration.